Antoine Decoville

Antoine Decoville
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research | LISER · Urban Development and Mobility

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Border cities represent a challenge for cross-border spatial planning. Beyond the technical difficulties that derive from the juxtaposition of different institutional systems, regulatory frameworks, and policy networks, it is first and foremost a matter of building a shared vision of a spatial development project that transcends the border. In this...
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It's a first report about the social Observatory of the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. It contains 51 indicators which cover 11 themes.
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Cross-border spatial planning is a means by which to enhance territorial continuities between border regions still hindered by differences and sometimes tensions, and thus to make more tangible the political paradigm of European integration. This article offers a systematic analysis of all the Interreg IV A projects related to cross-border spatial...
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With the creation of the EGTC tool in 2006, the European Union wanted to provide the means to overcome the frequently mentioned limits to the deepening of cross-border cooperation initiatives, by allowing the creation of supranational institutional structures endowed with legal personality and their own financial and human resources. In doing so, t...
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tricto sensu, and from a theoretical perspective, cross-border spatial planning refers to the desire to order territorial development and land use across border. The expression words “spatial planning” which is rarely used as such in the English-speaking world, stems from the willingness of the European Union to use a communication tool that eases...
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De prime abord, une contribution sur l'aménagement du territoire et le COVID 19 dans ce cahier spécial « Eco(n)finement » peut paraître un peu incongrue. En quoi une discipline ayant pour objet l'espace, inscrite dans des temps relativement longs et circonscrite dans des limites territoriales bien définies aurait quelque chose à dire ou à apprendre...
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Brownfield redevelopment has become a leitmotiv of urban policies aiming for environmental virtues and the revitalization of cities. Moreover, it appears to be a sustainable solution to the problem of meeting the demand for new development zones without expanding into greenfield sites. However, many obstacles can hinder the effective implementatio...
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In this paper, we examine the theoretical impacts of a polycentric spatial planning strategy on the general and potential accessibility of public facilities to the population. We then test this using the concrete example of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Belval. To do so, we develop an approach that links a time-distance road matrix between all...
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Cross-border integration in Europe is a complex and multifaceted process, which has contrasted impacts on border regions. In order to contribute to better depict it, this paper provides, with the help of statistical indicators, a systematic and multidimensional analysis of cross-border integration along all the EU internal borders. It highlights th...
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This report presents the last trends related to spatial development in Luxembourg. It is funded by the Department for Spatial Planning of the Ministry for sustainable development and Infrastructure of Luxembourg.
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In the Lisbon Treaty signed in 2007, one of the objectives mentioned is not only to offer European citizens a space of freedom, security and justice without internal borders, but also to promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, as well as solidarity between the Member States . In theory, cross-border spatial planning is a means to regulat...
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Since its creation, the European Union seems to be guided by the idea that an increase in cross-border flows contributes to more European unity. Thus, emphasis has been placed for instance on lowering customs tariffs and encouraging the free movement of goods and people. However, if the opening up of borders creates new opportunities for some resid...
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The policy of the European Union, which promotes a vision of Europe without borders and has fostered the development of cooperation across borders over 25 years, has led, in some parts of Europe, to the emergence of so-called integrated cross-border regions. Thus far, the increase of cross-border flows and interactions has always been a normative a...
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The use of indicators to assess the impacts of spatial planning policies has experienced a strong increase in the last decades, despite the difficulties to identify clear causality links in this discipline. The aim of this article is to critically reflect on the impacts of such a phenomenon on spatial planning policies and practices. In order to do...
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Cross-border strategies have been flourishing over the last few decades in Europe, mostly in a favourable context where European funding is available and legal instruments are well-developed. However, one may wonder which objectives are really targeted within this very broad and imprecise notion of cross-border strategy. The purpose of this paper i...
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Since 2010 and the launch of the METROBORDER project, funded by ESPON, Luxembourg and the neighbouring regions in Belgium, France and Germany have pursued the objective of creating a cross-border polycentric metropolitan region. In order to achieve this goal, the political actors have decided to elaborate a cross-border territorial strategy to brin...
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The European Union has defined an ambitious objective for the future concerning sustainable land use to stop the process of land take by 2050. But can this objective be reliably monitored? In this paper, which is based on the case study of Luxembourg and the neighbouring regions, we show that the tools that are used to monitor land-take produce dif...
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Cet article vise à poser la question de la territorialité dans un espace métropolitain transfrontalier. Nous partons de l’hypothèse que le nouveau régionalisme qui inspire une gestion urbaine par-delà les frontières étatiques implique des systèmes de pouvoir pas nécessairement liés à une gouvernance multiniveaux et à des opérations concrètes favori...
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Over the last fifteen years, promoters of the European spatial planning policy have presented polycentrism as the most promising strategy for answering the challenge of a more even spatial development. However, there is still no empirical evidence proving that this conceptual tool is adaptable to all scales. In this paper, we propose two different...
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Cet ouvrage porte sur la cohésion sociale et territoriale au Luxembourg. Ses seize chapitres abordent les facettes socio-économiques et spatiales de ces concepts. Ils couvrent ainsi des domaines aussi variés que les inégalités monétaires (revenus, salaires, richesse, pauvreté), les inégalités non monétaires (logement, emploi, éducation, intégration...
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Cet ouvrage porte sur la cohésion sociale et territoriale au Luxembourg. Ses seize chapitres abordent les facettes socio-économiques et spatiales de ces concepts. Ils couvrent ainsi des domaines aussi variés que les inégalités monétaires (revenus, salaires, richesse, pauvreté), les inégalités non monétaires (logement, emploi, éducation, intégration...
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This article analyses the process of spatial integration in ten European cross-border metropolitan regions by comparing three indicators, relating to flows of cross-border commuters, differentials of gross domestic product per capita and residents' citizenship. Our results allow, firstly, confirmation of the hypothesis that the greater the economic...
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Two major processes have increased the need for cross-border public transportation policies in European metropolitan regions in the recent past: the imperative of a region’s accessibility within the inter-urban competition and the aspired EU-wide regional harmonization and de-bordering process. Governing such multifaceted issues in cross-border reg...
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This article analyses the process of spatial integration in ten European cross-border metropolitan regions. On the basis of three indicators, relating to flows of cross-border commuters, gross domestic product and the housing market, it suggests that spatial integration can be viewed as a process of convergence between distinct territories, resulti...
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Dynamiques de développement démographique et enjeux en matière d'aménagement du territoire
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De la ville au pays, le Luxembourg vu par ses cartes – L’ouvrage de référence pour le Grand-Duché Luxembourg, à la fois Ville-Etat et Grand-Duché, pays fondateur de l’Union Européenne et centre financier international, présente une histoire et une géographie à la fois riches et originales. A travers une centaine de contributions émanant de plus de...
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The emergence and assertiveness of world-class cities tend to transform - at local levels - the shapes of institutional organizations that are in place. Indeed, new management territories for metropolitan areas provide an answer to the local populations increasing demands and also a reaction to competitions between world-class cities, whether those...
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Through their social functions, suburban forests are now considered essential and complementary to the urban environment. Municipalities that own them often try to apply a management model that meets the population's expectations. However, these expectations are often dictated by an idealistic view of the forest, which fails to take real management...

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The aim of this project is to provide State policymakers with strategic information related to the dynamic of urban development in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and in the neighboring regions.